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Best Hikes in Southern Ontario at Haliburton Forest

The Haliburton Highlands has long been a place where people get away from daily life stressors to reconnect with nature. The lush forests trails that dot the landscape provide year-round opportunities for hiking or snowshoeing. Some of the best hikes in Southern Ontario can be found near our All-Season Cottage Rentals at Haliburton Forest. The Haliburton Forest is home to 400km of trails, so you will never explore the same path twice. No matter what time of year you visit cottage country, you can hit the trails and explore the beauty of the Haliburton Highlands.

Year-Round Hikes at Haliburton Forest

The Haliburton Forest offers year-round hikes, so no matter when you decide to visit, you can explore some of the best hiking trails in Southern Ontario. There are a few trails that remain open in the winter months for snowshoeing. You can also visit the wolf centre year-round to learn all about the Haliburton wolf pack. So, strap on your snowshoes and experience nature under a blanket of glistening snow on these hiking trails.

Spring, Summer, and Fall Hikes

The warmer months offer unlimited access to over 400km of trails that range from easy to difficult. All of the trails at Haliburton Forest wind through distinct plants, wildlife, trees, and wetlands. Here are just a few of the routes you can take during your Southern Ontario vacation:


  • Forestry Walk: This trail is a short and easy hike that takes you past beautiful maple and beech trees. Make sure to read the interpretive signs on the trail to learn about the trees and wildlife around you. 

  • Wild Woods Walk: Choose the Wild Woods trail and hike through rolling terrain as you search for wildlife. Keep an eye out for deer, foxes, groundhogs, and moose. This trail is an excellent way to immerse yourself in nature during your visit to the Haliburton Highlands.

  • Dog Trail: This is the longest trail on the list and also the most difficult. There are a few rocky areas and muddy areas that make this trail a bit more challenging. But, if you are up for the challenge, you will see exceptional views of wetlands and hardwood forests on this trail. 

Escape to Cottage Country Year-Round

At All Season Cottage Rentals, we have over 120 rentals available in the Haliburton Highlands. Many of our properties are near Haliburton Forest, so you can easily access a world of nature trails nearby. Enjoy some of the best hikes in Southern Ontario during the day, then relax in your private cottage at night. Join us in cottage country and embark on a memorable hiking adventure in the Haliburton Forest.  


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